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The Ultimate Guide To Buying Blinds

We know more than any, that there are hundreds of blinds to choose from, after all, we make thousands of them every day! So we thought it would be a fabulous idea to compile The Ultimate Guide to buying blinds to give you the scoop on which blinds are best for your needs. Whether you’re looking for practicality and performance features or something stylish that will wow your neighbours, we’ve got your windows covered. 


Roller Blinds

Ready to roll? Let’s start with the simplest blind of them all, Roller Blinds!

  • PVC option with a hygienic wipeable surface
  • Blackout & Thermal Options 
  • Child Safety cords on every roller blind 
  • Electric upgrade option available 
  • Starting from £7.32
  • Free Samples available 
  • Moisture resistant options 

Roller Blinds are one of our best-selling options, they come with lots of benefits and have a wide range of colours, fabrics and styles. They’re budget friendly but also look sleek and create the perfect finish for your home. Roller Blinds are functional with a child friendly cord and can even be motorised for hard to reach windows. Roller Blinds are a great choice for any room in your home and also come with moisture resistant options for bathrooms and kitchens, so versatile!

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Double Roller Blinds

Double roller blinds are multipurpose, combining blackout & voile fabrics to create one blind with enhanced usability. Easy to control and child safe, our double roller blinds work well within the home or office.

  • Blackout 
  • Double fabric layers
  • Child Safe
  • 5 year guarantee
  • Free Samples
  • Ultimate Privacy

The ultimate blind for optimum light control. Choose to lower the voile fabric layer to reduce glare. The blackout fabric will provide complete privacy and block all light. 

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Wooden Blinds

Wooden Blinds are a classic staple for homes throughout the UK now with our biggest sales year on record! Read more to find out why… 

  • Privacy, Wooden Blinds are made up of a group of horizontal slats to promote privacy
  • Total Light Control 
  • Stylish 
  • Free Samples 
  • Motorisation available 
  • 5 Year Guarantee

Wooden Blinds have taken the Interior Social Media world by storm and influencers are raving about them! That’s no surprise to us, Handmade Wooden Blinds are flying out of the door for windows all over the UK. While they’re popular for their stylish finish they’re also extremely functional with total light control and privacy. Wooden Blinds can also be motorised for hard to reach windows or to create a smart home.

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Vertical Blinds

Vertical Blinds are the most cost effective window solution for large windows and doors starting from only £8.95

  • Perfect for large windows and doors
  • Come in a range of performance fabrics
  • Easy to clean
  • Privacy 
  • Light Control 
  • Free Samples

Vertical Blinds are made up of a collection of vertical fabric slats that cover the whole window, clipped to a sliding rack they can be operated by wand or chain. The fabric slats are joined together by a weight at the bottom which works to stabilise the blinds. They can be tilted to maintain privacy while still allowing light to flow through your room.

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Roman Blinds

Roman blinds are the most luxurious blind, they’re made from soft cloth fabric and are a great choice to add a touch of class to your windows. 

  • Free Thermal Lining options
  • Luxury Fabrics
  • Energy Efficient 
  • Sleek Finish 
  • 5 Year Guarantee 

Roman Blinds are great for small to medium sized windows, they’re a great choice for bedrooms and living rooms and come with Thermal Lining Options for extra warmth through the winter months, they also come with a blackout lined option which would be great for shift workers or for babies and toddler bedrooms. 

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Double Roller Blinds

Perfect Fit Blinds are a sleek, drill-free option for your windows. Easy to install, the blinds will clip directly onto a UPVC window frame.

  • Easy to install, no drilling needed 
  • No chain or cords
  • Available in a wide range of blind types
  • Blackout Options 
  • 5 year guarantee

Choose between light filtering, pleated or blackout, honeycomb cellular fabrics to strike the perfect balance between light control & privacy for your home. 

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Electric Blinds

Electric Blinds are a lot simpler than most people think, they’re no longer toys for the boys, but a serious consideration for your home! With benefits like added security when you’re home and away they’re a revolutionary blind that will change your home life for the better. 

  • Voice Control
  • Extra Security 
  • Energy Efficient 
  • Time Saving 
  • Suitable for hard to reach windows 
  • Timers

Electric Blinds can be controlled by your phone, tablet and Alexa or Google home with a control hub or have their own dedicated remote.

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